About the Trainer

Andrea Sanchini is a trainer in scientific writing and publishing. In July 2017, he completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. Since May 2018, he is a certified writing trainer and coach, having completed a training at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.

He has more than ten years of experience as a researcher in the field of Life Sciences and as such, can fully understand the needs and problems facing scientists and especially Ph.D. candidates. As a scientist, he experienced the challenges of writing and publishing journal articles with limited time and limited funding.

While enrolled in an international Ph.D. graduate school in Berlin, he had the chance to receive formal training in scientific writing and publishing. Andrea has worked in Public Health institutions and universities in Italy, France, Germany, and India. He is fluent in English and German and his native language is Italian.

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Curriculum Vitae

1st January 2017 - present

Freelance trainer and coach in scientific writing and publishing

1st April 2017 - 30th July 2019

Scientist responsible for the molecular epidemiology of Tuberculosis at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany

1st August 2017 - 15th May 2018

Additional qualification as a writing trainer and coach obtained at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.

1st November 2013 - 10th July 2017

Ph.D. grant in Biomedical Sciences, awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the International Graduate School GRK 1673 in Berlin, Germany

16th September 2011 - 15th September 2013

Fellowship grant in the European Public Health Microbiology (EUPHEM) Program, awarded by the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany

1st November 2008 - 15th September 2011

Research Fellowship, awarded by the Italian National Public Health Institute in Rome, Italy

1st March 2006 - 20th May 2008

Master's Degree in Biology, from the University Roma Tre in Rome, Italy

1st October 2002 - 26th February 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences, from the University Roma Tre in Rome, Italy


Ph.D. thesis

Ph.D. thesis with the title: "Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis: The Importance of Genetic and Metabolic Diversity". July 2017.

Journal articles

Sanchini, A. Recent Developments in Phenotypic and Molecular Diagnostic Methods for Antimicrobial Resistance Detection in Staphylococcus aureus: A Narrative Review. Diagnostics (Basel). 2022; 12:208. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics12010208

Sanchini, A., Jandrasits, C., Tembrockhaus, J., Kohl, T.A., Utpatel, C., Maurer, F.P., Niemann, S., Haas, W., Renard, B.Y., Kröger, S. Improving tuberculosis surveillance by detecting international transmission using publicly available whole genome sequencing data. Euro Surveill. 2021; (2):1900677. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.2.1900677

Sanchini, A., Andrés, M., Fiebig, L., Albrecht, S., Hauer, B., Haas, W. Assessment of the use and need for an integrated molecular surveillance of tuberculosis: an online survey in Germany. BMC Public Health. 2019; 19:321. doi:10.1186/s12889-019-6631-6 .

Sanchini, A., Dematheis, F., Semmler, T., Lewin, A. Metabolic Phenotype of Clinical and Environmental Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis Isolates. PeerJ. 2017; 5:e2833. doi: 10.7717/peerj.2833 .

Sanchini, A., Semmler, T., Mao, L., Kumar, N., Dematheis, F., et al. A Hypervariable Genomic Island Identified in Clinical and Environmental Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis Isolates from Germany. Int J Med Microbiol. 2016; 306:495-503. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2016.07.001 .

Layer, F.*, Sanchini, A.*, Strommenger, B., Cuny, C., Breier, A. C., et al. Molecular Typing of Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin-1- and Enterotoxin A-Producing Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from an Outbreak in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Int J Med Microbiol. 2015; 305:790-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2015.08.033 .

* = equal contribution

Lahiri, A., Sanchini, A., Semmler, T., Schäfer, H., Lewin, A. Identification and Comparative Analysis of a Genomic Island in Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis. FEBS Lett. 2014; 588:3906-11. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2014.08.037 .

Sanchini, A., Smith, I. M., Sedlacek, L., Schwarz, R., Tintelnot, K., et al. Molecular Typing of Clinical Cryptococcus neoformans Isolates Collected in Germany from 2004 to 2010. Med Microbiol Immunol. 2014; 203:333-40. doi: 10.1007/s00430-014-0341-6 .

Sanchini, A., Fiebig, L., Drobniewski, F., Haas, W., Rüsch-Gerdes, S., et al. Laboratory Diagnosis of Paediatric Tuberculosis in the European Union/European Economic Area: Analysis of Routine Laboratory Data, 2007 to 2011. Euro Surveill. 2014; 19.

Sanchini, A., Del Grosso, M., Monaco, M., Pantosti, A. Typing of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-Encoding Phages Carried by Methicillin-susceptible and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Italy. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014; 20:O840-6. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12679 .

Sanchini, A., Donoso-Mantke, O., Papa, A., Sambri, V., Teichmann, A.,et al. Second International Diagnostic Accuracy Study for the Serological Detection of West Nile Virus Infection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7:e2184. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002184 .

Monaco, M., Pedroni, P., Sanchini, A., Bonomini, A., Milanesi, B., et al. Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Responsible for Human Colonization and Infection in an Area of Italy with high Density of Pig Farming. BMC Infect Dis. 2013; 13:258. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-258 .

Sambri, V., Capobianchi, M. R., Cavrini, F., Charrel, R., ... Sanchini, A., et al. Diagnosis of West Nile Virus Human Infections: Overview and Proposal of Diagnostic Protocols Considering the Results of External Quality Assessment Studies. Viruses. 2013; 5:2329-48. doi: 10.3390/v5102329 .

Sanchini, A., Spitoni, M. G., Monaco, M., Raglio, A., Grigis, A., et al. Outbreak of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in a Hospital Newborn Nursery in Italy due to Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 Clone. J Hosp Infect. 2013; 83:36-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2012.09.017 .

Sanchini, A., Pantosti, A. MRSA: new Troubles from the Animal Farm. Future Microbiol. 2011; 6:1113-5. doi: 10.2217/fmb.11.98 .

Gagliotti, C., Monaco, M., Sabia, C., Gargiulo, R., ... Sanchini, A., et al. Staphylococcus aureus in a Northern Italian Region: Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization. Scand J Infect Dis. 2012; 44:24-8. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2011.603744 .

Sanchini, A., Campanile, F., Monaco, M., Cafiso, V., Rasigade, J. P., et al. DNA Microarray-Based Characterization of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-Positive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Italy. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011; 30:1399-408. doi: 10.1007/s10096-011-1234-x .

Monaco, M., Sanchini, A., Grundmann, H., Pantosti, A., EARSS-Italy S. aureus Typing Group. Vancomycin-Heteroresistant Phenotype in Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Belonging to spa Type 041. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010; 29:771-7. doi: 10.1007/s10096-010-0922-2 .

Pantosti, A., Sanchini, A., Monaco, M. Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. Future Microbiol. 2007; 2:323-34.

Book chapter

Donoso-Mantke, O., Escadafal, C., Sanchini, A., Domingo, C., Hagedorn, P., et al. Tick-Borne Encephalitis Viruses. In Liu, D. (2014). Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis group, Boca Raton, Florida.